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Which is the most effective kind of exercise for weight management?

Which is the most effective kind of exercise for weight management?

Aerobic: Aerobic exercise- an activity that elevates your heart rate and you can continuously do that activity-ideally for a minimum of 20 minutes but working toward a goal of 60 min 5 days per week. Brisk walking, running, cycling, swimming, etc. Make sure you enjoy it and can have fun. Having a workout partner helps so you can motivate each other. ...Read more

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Dr. David Wyatt
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Weight Management (Definition)

Weight management is a treatment for a person with abnormal weight (usually somebody who is too obese, but sometimes a person who is too thin). Weight management includes behavioral changes, exercise plans, changes ...Read more


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I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

I actually don't know much about diet. Does it or exercise help with weight management?

Both: Weight management is a simple formula: calories in vs. Calories out. A sensible diet combined with regular aerobic exercise will keep most people at their ideal body weight. All else being equal, it takes a lot of exercise to reverse a bad diet: one donut can take an hour of jogging to burn off. If your goal is weight loss, this is best started with professional help: ask your doctor for advice. ...Read more

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Are amway weight management products effective?

Are amway weight management products effective?

Healthtap doctors: Are asked not to endorse particular products or product lines. ...Read more

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What role does exercise play in weight management?

Maintenance: While changing baseline activity/exercise level is important for weight loss.... Regular exercise is even more important to maintain weight loss... ...Read more

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What is the best weight management and calorie tracker device/arm band or watch? I like indoor exercise. Thanks!

What is the best weight management and calorie tracker device/arm band or watch?  I like indoor exercise. Thanks!

There are : Apps for this on most smart phones. I track my walking on my galaxy s4. Give that a try first. ...Read more

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I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement i can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

I am breastfeeding is there any type of weight management supplement i can take that don't affect my baby? If not any natural suggestion?

Supplement? No, None: While this has been an area of intense clinical research & development for >3 decades, since low saturated-fat diets were promoted & the obesity epidemic took off; progress very slow & success limited. Victoza & symlin, fda approved for diabetes mellitus (not wt. Loss per-se), non-pregnant/breast feeding, are helpful. Best: cut the carbs, study nusi.Org + video “sugar: the bitter truth” & exercise. ...Read more

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What are the guidelines for healthy weight management?

Good Diet & Exercise: Diet and exercise are the keys to weight management programs. However, 95% of the program is selecting the correct diet. Low fat diets are only partially effective and for only about 30% of the population. Low carbohydrate diets are the most effective for long term weight loss and management. Adding an appropriate exercise routine including resistance and cardiovascular training is essential. ...Read more

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Is weight management vital to good health?

Is weight management vital to good health?

Absolutely!: Aside from quitting smoking, it's one the more important thing you can do to improve your overall health. ...Read more

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What is the role of physical activity in weight management?

Very Important: Physical activity not only helps you burn calories which help with net calorie reduction, but also helps you maintain or build muscle mass. Improved lean body mass boosts your metabolism. ...Read more

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What should we do control our weight management?

Low glycemic diet : The healthiest diet is a low glycemic diet. There is also evidence that adequate sleep, vitamin d and the proper probiotics contribute to maintaining normal weight. Exercise is important, and you can start slow; just take a walk every day. Keep stress low as stress hormones can contribute to being overweight. Drink enough water; sometimes the body confuses hunger with thirst. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Exercise (Definition)

Exercise is physical activity, such as walking, running, swimming, biking, ...Read more